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September 1st, 2017 at 7:46:01 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

No back door ways? Getting a Hollywood visa, being a Vet, no producer in a day, like in Vegas?
It does seem pretty stacked against the lowest tier, but I wouldn't call it rigged.



I didn't call it rigged, I called it unfair. There should be some reasonable means by which a lower tier player can earn as many entries as a higher tier player gets. You could even make it $500/entry and give the high tiers all five entries free and I would be willing to call that relatively fair.

I don't know anything about Hollywood Visa or what it does. Should you really have to get a credit card to have an equal chance at a promotion? Potential credit score impacts, and all?
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September 1st, 2017 at 7:51:47 AM permalink
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Do they have to reach the highest tier prior to the first week? What if I achieve it in week 3? In any case 40 days should be plenty of time to run through $125k coin-in. $3000 a day doesn't sound like it would take long assuming they have multi-denom multi-line games.

I don't see anything wrong with giving people a better chance based on more play.



Well, "Forty days," assumes this has been promoted since August 1st. I don't know if it has or not, maybe ONM does.

Perhaps this has only been promoted the last few days.

Okay, if you achieve the tier status in Week 3, then you may have been effectively unable to win the first two weeks and are, as such, at a pretty significant disadvantage for the overall prizes.

I actually don't have a problem with your 3k/day idea. I'd be fine with giving the high tiers all five entries free and the lower tiers would have to get one entry per $500 or $1,000 coin in. It's only $100 coin now, but they're maxed out at four entries. Make it five entries and $500 or $1,000 coin-in per entry, and I've got no problem with this.
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September 1st, 2017 at 7:54:12 AM permalink
Hasn't Dancer had blog entries talking about this exact scenario of higher tiered/limit players getting more entries than regular folks?
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September 1st, 2017 at 8:29:59 AM permalink
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Hasn't Dancer had blog entries talking about this exact scenario of higher tiered/limit players getting more entries than regular folks?



I believe so, I think I remember reading some.

Again, the reason I agree with ONM (and he may have different reasons for his opinion) is that there is no mechanism aside from tier status by which a player may earn five Picks. To me, that's what makes it unfair. If you're talking about earned v. given drawing entries, provided drawing entries can reasonably be, "Earned," then there at least exists a mechanism by which a player can, "Catch up."

Think about it, $125,000 coin-in to get the tier status in a slot box. Slots/VK only, looking at 88%-92% barring any advantageous machines (such as must-hits) and the know-how to identify them. Expected loss $10,000-$12,500 just to get the same number of Picks as the higher tiers to theoretically have a chance to win. I can't figure out how that's fair.
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September 1st, 2017 at 9:12:42 AM permalink
It wasn't a casino. However when I lived in the bay area, there was a contest put on by the sf giants and some company.

it was similar to one of those half court shot contests except the person who was chosen would face former MLB pitcher Vida Blue. Their task would be to hit a home run out of the giant's ball park.

If you don't really know much about baseball, this is an impossible task for the vast majority of the population. I'd guess that way less than 1% of people could ever do it. It's like saying, " win this drawing and if you can bench press 400 pounds you'll get $50,000"

There were ads for it constantly so I was in a perpetual state of rage.
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September 1st, 2017 at 9:33:05 AM permalink
Considering Vida Blue is 68 years old I wouldn't mind that opportunity. I'd love to know the rules of that one. The right-filed line is only 309 ft.
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September 1st, 2017 at 9:41:25 AM permalink
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Considering Vida Blue is 68 years old I wouldn't mind that opportunity. I'd love to know the rules of that one. The right-filed line is only 309 ft.



Maybe, but when you talk about anybody from among the pool of entrants being able to be drawn (and people with no chance not having the decency/intelligence to exclude themselves) you could end up with some equally aged person attempting to smack one out of the park.

I mean, there are some people who couldn't smack a golf ball that far off of a tee, let alone spank a home run being allowed one pitch.
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September 1st, 2017 at 9:44:54 AM permalink
I would think Mr Blue would not be showing the contest winner his best stuff.
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September 1st, 2017 at 9:47:41 AM permalink
Funny you mention that, I was just wondering how many could hit a baseball 310ft off a tee-ball stand. The velocity of the pitch matters when calculating the force of the ball off the bat.

Again, the rules are everything. How many pitches are there; how many times can Blue even get it over the plate; are substitution batters allowed?

I agree that for most people it would be harder than the half-court shot.

"Baseball Physics, the Anatomy of a Home Run": http://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/sports/a4569/4216783/
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September 1st, 2017 at 10:10:03 AM permalink
Clicking on article now but Vida wasn't the main point. Obviously, you want someone who can get it over the plate with at least some velocity.

I guess a few more people can hit it 309 down the line, not that this is easy.

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